Overview


The School of Technology and Maritime Studies (STMS) is comprised of two Institutes; one of which is the Institute of Technology, and is one of the five schools of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), located at Kukum Campus Honiara.

The Institute of Technology (ITech) has four departments and offers trade courses in Carpentry & Joinery, Plumbing & Allied Trades, Electrical, Mechanical, Marine Engineering and Survey and Drafting. The trade courses are offered at the Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma levels. The average student intake in one year is around 400. The Institute has a total of 32 staff: 27 academic and 5 supportstaff me mbers, and is one of the leading schools in providing high standard technical education along with technology and excellence in various trades for all Solomon Islanders. The function of the Institute is to train tradesmen and women to serve both in the Government and the industries in the private sector.

The Institute is located at the Kukum Campus and comprises of workshop buildings, classrooms and staff
offices.

Institutes


Institute of Technology

The Institute of Technology is one of the institutes under the School of Technology and Maritime Studies (STMS) of the Solomon Islands national University. It is located at Kukum Campus on the Prince Philip Highway about 3 kilometers from the Honiara City Centre towards the airport. See More >>

Institute of Maritime & Fisheries Studies

The Institute of Maritime & Fisheries Studies is one of the institutes under the School of Technology and Maritime Studies (STMS) of the Solomon Islands national University. It is located at Ranadi campus on the Prince Philip Highway about 3 kilometers from the Honiara City Centre towards the airport. See More >>

Dean of School


Mr. Solomon Pita

Solomon Pita is not only the Dean but also looks after Institute of Technology which is under the School of Technology & Maritime Studies. He has a Master of Education majoring in Technology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Education from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He also has a Bachelor of Education majoring in Technology from the University of the South Pacific and a Diploma of Education – Industrial Arts from the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education in association with Kuring Gai College of Advanced Education, Sydney, Australia.

He has more than twenty years of teaching, curriculum, assessments and related work experience. Fifteen years of this experience is spent in teaching, management and taking leadership roles in Solomon Islands College of Higher Education and Solomon Islands National University. He would like to see the development of courses that will serve the industrial, transport, civil works, maritime, fisheries, construction and ICT sectors and sub-sectors and that will bring about sustainable development in the Solomon Islands.